Ginger and Lime Chicken Salad

Ginger Lime Chicken SaladThis is a delicious salad that I made the other night when we had company for dinner. I served it as a side, but I could easily eat this as my main course if it was double the size 🙂

I used a ginger and lime dressing on this salad. It was very light, bright and refreshing, and oh so tasty. I definitely plan to make this salad again….very soon!

To cook the chicken, I cut it into thin slices and cooked it in a pan until lightly golden brown, but you could also grill the chicken breasts and then slice them up. Either way, the chicken does not need to be warm when the salad is served – room temperature is fine.

Ginger and Lime Chicken Salad

1 pound chicken breast (skinless, boneless), cut into thin slices
1 tablespoon oil (I used butter)
Sea salt
Pepper
Lettuce (any kind you like)
1 red pepper (seeds removed), thinly sliced
2-3 radishes, thinly sliced
Red onion, thinly sliced (I only used a small amount – a couple tablespoons or so)

Dressing:
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice (approx. 1 lime)
Zest of 1/2 lime
1 teaspoon root ginger, freshly grated
1 tablespoon soy sauce
4 teaspoons liquid honey

1. Heat oil in a pan on medium-high heat.
2. Add chicken (in batches if necessary) and season lightly with salt and pepper.
3. Cook the chicken over medium-high heat until it is just cooked through. Do not overcook. I did this in two batches to ensure the chicken cooked fast and stayed tender. Reserve the chicken on a plate (or place in the fridge if you’re cooking the chicken ahead of time).
4. To make the dressing, add all ingredients into a bowl or glass jar (with lid) and either whisk or shake well to combine. If the dressing separates, simply mix it up again immediately prior to serving.
5. Place the lettuce and the sliced red pepper, radishes and red onion in a large bowl.
6. Add a couple teaspoons of the dressing to the salad and toss to mix everything together.
7. To serve, evenly distribute the salad mixture across each bowl and then add a portion of the chicken on top. Drizzle over some dressing.

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14 Comment

  1. Ginger and lime is a wonderful combination–what a perfect summer dinner salad! Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week.

    I finally had a salad worthy of Summer Salad Sundays so I linked it up. 😉

    Aloha,

    Deb

  2. I agree … great for a summer salad! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Scratch Cookin’ Tuesday!

  3. Sally says: Reply

    I have been making a ginger lemon dressing with just olive oil, lemon juice and ginger. I am going to have to try this one with the lime, honey and soy sauce. It sounds great!

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      We love this dressing, so I hope you do too!

  4. Wonderful!!! thank you so much for sharing with us at Healthy 2Day Wednesdays! 🙂

  5. Ginger and lime dressing sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing this salad on foodie friday. I will pin it too.

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Thanks Diane!

  6. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂

  7. Carole says: Reply

    Sounds like a keeper!

    I found you via the Whole Food Wednesday linky party. I linked in a post about retro prawn cocktails
    Have a super week.

  8. Amber says: Reply

    My head always whips around when I hear ginger. This salad looks amazing, Debbie. And I can tell that dressing is fantastic. What a winning combination.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us on AFW! Can’t wait to see what you have for us this week. 🙂

    Hugs,
    -Amber

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Thanks…I love ginger too, and it is great for digestion!

  9. Carole says: Reply

    This is a very nice chicken dish. Would you be happy to link it in to my Chicken Edition of Food on Friday? This is the link . I found this through Beyond the Peel’s Wholefood Wednesday.

  10. Carole says: Reply

    The subject of this week’s Food on Friday is Salad. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link .

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